Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Prayers Ascending for the Diocese of California

Do continue to keep the Diocese of Calfornia in your prayers as they seek to discern together who the Spirit is calling to be their next bishop. As the election draws closer and the rhetoric grows more polemic remember that anyone elected from this extraordinary slate of qualified nominees will be an asset to the House of Bishops and will continue the diocese's historical commitment to LBGT inclusion.

From the Diocese of California website: This week, the nominees for Bishop of California will be making the rounds of the Diocese, learning about us, and giving us a chance to get to know them better. Meetings scheduled in each of the Deaneries -- called Walkabouts -- are opportunities to present your questions and to hear the nominees' responses. Several of the Walkabouts will have Spanish translation, and all will offer childcare.

The Walkabouts are open only to members of congregations in the Diocese of California, and are the only opportunity to hear from all of the nominees in one place. You are encouraged to attend the Walkabout in your deanery, but you may attend any (and as many) of the Walkabouts you wish. It is recommended that electors, alternates, and clergy attend, and all parishioners of churches in the Diocese may also attend. No photography, filming, or recording of any kind will be allowed at the Walkabouts.

To learn more about the Walkabouts, read The Walkabouts FAQ

Monday, April 24th from 6:00pm to 10:30pm
Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., San Francisco
Tuesday, April 25th from 6:00pm to 10:30pm
St. Paul's, 114 Montecito Ave., Oakland
Wednesday, April 26th from 6:00pm to 10:30pm
St. Paul's, 1924 Trinity Ave., Walnut Creek
Thursday, April 27th from 6:00pm to 10:30pm
St. Stephen's, 3 Bay View Ave., Belvedere
Friday, April 28th from 6:00pm to 10:30pm
St. James', 37051 Cabrillo Terrace, Fremont
Saturday, April 29th from 10:00am to 2:30pm
St. Peter's, 178 Clinton St., Redwood City

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